Live edge desk!

This small space was the perfect place to design and install this live edge desk. We kept both sides of the edge intact and back filled with concrete to create a smooth edge along the rear of the desk. Wall brackets were used to hang the unit in place- and it can be easily removed and installed in another location in minutes!

Texture with concrete:

Here’s just -some- of the textures that can be created with concrete, applications are totally endless…..

Custom concrete hearth

This micro cement concrete hearth is less than 1/4” thick and is built over a wood sub frame clad in cement board.

Rooftop waterproofing repair

Improper grading on this rooftop patio lead to water ponding and subsequent damage to the front facade on this multi family property.

First step was to remove existing membrane 40” from the front parapet wall across the entire width of the building- so the concrete could be re graded

Once removed we used Sika Quick 1000 to re slope the concrete to drain to the scuppers. This product allowed membrane to be re installed within 24 hours for fast turn around.

This process was completed in 5 days from start to finish.

Lime plaster waterfall design/install

The existing waterfall had not been used in over a year, and leaked pretty bad. We first created a new smooth layer over the existing slate tiles, then waterproofed the entire wall and side returns. Once watertight, we added layer upon layer of Tadelakt lime plaster- the very plaster used in Moroccan architecture for their elaborate spas. We used our own style by using multiple colours in a vertical application adding to the look of the falling water. Very pleased with the end result!

Nothing to see here….

Bobcat’s MT85 was the perfect machine for this interior excavation job! We removed over 10,000 square feet of concrete and 600 yards of soil to allow for suspended wood floors to be installed. All this work was done with this 36” wide walk behind track machine.

Unique basement renovation

Basement renovation featuring complete design and install of: acid stained floors with epoxy top coat, custom timber frame shelving and details, wall paneling, carved brick wall features, Venetian plaster.

This basement adds tons of room for organized storage- and- living space!!

Here you can clearly see the transition to upper and lower living/entertainment area!!
Epoxy covered Acid Stain floors with custom brick and Venetian Plaster finishes!!
Close up Masonry wall finish
Note: multiple layers and finishes applied

Thanks so much for considering us through this process guys- call if you have any questions!!


How I spent my summer: outdoor living room creation

This summer I spent most of my time working with Solomon Colors designing and building this beautiful addition to Solomon’s training facility in Springfield Illinois

The idea was to create a multifunctional area that could be used as a gathering place after training sessions were done for the day. This is the result:

Fox Blocks ICF’s were used to allow for speed, ability to easily create elevation changes within the project

Panoramic view of the entire space- over 1600 square feet over 2 levels including: farm fire table, seated bar and grilling area, lower fire table with waterfall/custom rock work. This space easily entertained 50-80 people without crowding
Foam core concrete closed system waterfall
ICF retaining wall with 5″ stamped monolithic cap and vertical stone veneer
Custom landscaping complete with low and mid level shrubs and shade trees
Incredible shade sail to provide relief for those hot muggy days in Illinois
Great shot of the lower fire table and waterfall above, and below are some of my heroes (and industry greats) I was lucky enough to learn from

River table detail
Anyone thirsty?
Any chance you get to work for amazing people- do it! Here are owner Rich Solomon and Tech Services Director Chris Becker enjoying a beautiful evening on a fabulous project- all built with Solomon Colors/Brickform products.